Not quite sure if you want to buy a new AC this summer? There are a lot of benefits to installing a new air conditioner — particularly if the unit you currently have is 10+ years old. Here are some reasons why a new AC may be good for you, especially if you’re going to be cooped inside this summer.
1. They’re a lot quieter.
New units are designed to run more smoothly and efficiently than the older ones. That means the loud rattling and heavy breathing of your current unit will be replaced by the softest hum. Have you ever caught yourself complaining about a person who breathes heavily? Just because you occasionally have to tolerate it from your spouse doesn’t mean you have to tolerate it from your HVAC system. You can have peace and quiet with your comfort — you don’t have to choose between the two.
2. They’re more energy efficient, which means you’ll have a lower energy bill.
If your current air conditioner has a SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of 13 or lower, you could save a lot of money on your energy bill by upgrading. Units now have SEER ratings as high as 23. You’d be surprised by how much money you can save by upgrading to a new air conditioner, especially when you calculate your savings over the lifespan of the unit.
3. Your home will be more comfortable.
This benefit might be our favorite. Air conditioning has come a long way in the last two decades. Current units are far more powerful and efficient than their older counterparts. So long as your new air conditioner is sized appropriately for your home, a new AC will have an easy time keeping you cool and comfortable, even on the hottest days of summer.
4. Your home’s air will be cleaner.
You already know that the air inside your home is 2-5 times worse than the air outside. But it doesn’t have to be. Newer air conditioners come with better filtration technology, so the dust, pollen and mold making its way inside doesn’t build up and circulate endlessly through your home. Older systems don’t provide nearly the same ventilation or purification that new systems do. And if you’re really worried about your home’s air quality, you can always invest in an air purification system to keep it fresh all day and all year round.
5. They’re more environmentally friendly.
In addition to using less energy, new air conditioners also have more eco-friendly refrigerant. A lot of old air conditioners use refrigerants that have been phased out for various reasons. For instance, R-22 freon creates ozone. Newer units use refrigerants that are less harsh on the environment, and they’re cheaper to refill. That means you don’t have to feel bad about running your AC around the clock on hot days and giving it regular maintenance to extend its life.
The benefits of installing a new air conditioner outweigh a lot of reasons to hold onto an old one, especially if it can’t keep up with Nevada’s summer heat or it needs an expensive repair. Ready to start researching new units? Give us a call! We’d be happy to talk to you through your options and help you find the perfect fit. Don’t forget — if you’re thinking about pulling the trigger, now is the perfect time. And if you’re worried about the cost, we offer flexible payment options to suit your needs.